- Country of Origin
5.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm
This Dream Quartz was mined in Colombia in 2003. Colombian Dream Quartz is a mysterious wispy green included Quartz that sometimes has a melted appearance to it. The inclusion is Amphibole and Epidote but not a lot of really high quality material was ever found. It is in a remote region of Colombia in an area where guerrillas are active. So mining is difficult, and we have heard some horror stories. For a few years, good material came, but only a few flats of really high quality stuff was ever found. We kept back only a few pieces here and there of varying qualities.
This is another variety of Quartz that we were first to bring to the American market. This inclusion is quite interesting. Amphibole in itself is not always colorful or interesting, but many times the amphibole contains trace elements that give it color. The most prominent colors of Amphibole Quartz from this locality are green, yellow, and orange. There was a rare pocket found in 2004 that contained a pink color, and also a light blue. These colors are much more rare and sold immediately upon being displayed. Most of the Quartz that contains amphibole from Quetta also grew on a base of Epidote. The Epidote sometimes penetrates the Quartz, and also protrudes from within as well as from below. The best Epidote associations spray out into a fan. It is not uncommon for the Epidote to be red in color, coated by Hematite.
Quartz was our first stone passion. For a decade we have attempted to gather as much diversely included and colorful Quartzes as we could find, from every corner of the globe, travelling both to country of origin, and utilizing a vast network of suppliers developed through exhibiting at major USA and international gem and mineral shows. Here is a representation of those efforts - some of the best of our finds, as well as a tremendous volume that has just piled up as a result of wholesaling in volume! If you have a variety of aesthetic Quartz to add to our offerings, we'd love to see a flat of material! We also personally collect high quality fine Quartzes.
Most famous for its Chromium rich Emeralds, Colombia also boasts a small variety of other mineral wealth. They are likely to be extremely mineral rich, because of the rugged terrain, and focus on emeralds. There is not a wide variety of availability of Colombian minerals on the market. The Penas Blancas mine produces world class water clear quartz that rivals the best of the best!
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